Neve ParitzkiJerusalem inaugurates Israel's first cycle tunnel

Neve ParitzkiJerusalem inaugurates Israel's first cycle tunnel

The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding. As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem's Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin said that today, apart from its historical treasures it also incorporates modern tourists. "The launch of the tunnel project is another part of the growth of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable city that is attractive to all types of people throughout Israel and throughout the world."

Elkin is the project's director. project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem's tourism development and also in the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future.  נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to join us and take a ride along a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special scenery of Old Jerusalem."

The project was financed by the Elkin's department as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי "The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to change the concept of transportation across Jerusalem," Elkin emphasized. "The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycling routes that exist within the city. They will be laid within the diverse neighborhoods. The objective is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently utilized as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

נווה פריצקי "The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem's transportation system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
To make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round The works comprise road construction, as well as installing blowers.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.